DeForest Surfactants Laboratory


Welcome to DeFOREST Enterprises, an independent, privately held specialty surfactants company. We are committed to product innovation, and delivering proven products and solutions that are driven by our customer’s changing needs.

Our product portfolio consists of differentiated and multifunctional surfactants and chemistries which include low foam wetting agents, hydrotropes, water-soluble corrosion inhibitors, metalworking specialties, emulsifiers, and gelling agents. We also manufacture a variety of environmentally sensitive products that are readily biodegradable, have low toxicity, and are well-suited for use in eco-friendly products. Our customers have been using our products in a variety of end-use applications including industrial, institutional, and consumer markets for over 30 years.

Research and innovation, understanding the requirements of our customers, and delivering products and services that fully comply with these requirements are considered of key importance for the continued growth and success of our valued customers and DeFOREST Enterprises. In addition to high quality products, we provide exceptional, rapid customer service and skilled technical assistance to a wide variety of customers.

DeFOREST’s corporate headquarters and research & development laboratory are located in Boca Raton, Florida. To complement our corporate R&D location, and to meet the needs of our growing customer base, a Technical Service & Application Laboratory is located in Twinsburg, Ohio. Our products are manufactured and distributed from our plants and warehouses strategically located in various industrial centers throughout the United States including California, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.